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ToffeeLinks 10/01/2012: Transfer Rumour Overload

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An overload of the same transfer rumours that we've been hearing the last couple of weeks, but there is one new one today...

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It's getting annoying that we're hearing the same rumours over and over again but we're not seeing any results. It seems like it may be another deadline day quick finish like last year. We have heard one new rumour today though...

Transfer Talk: James McCarthy to Everton; Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United; Philippe Coutinho to Aston Villa - The Independent
-- As stated in the article, this may be only if Fellaini bolts. We needto have people lined up in order to replace or create depth at midfield if Fellaini is gone (or any midfielder for that matter).

Chelsea to Sign Everton Midfielder Marouane Fellaini Within 72 Hours According to French Source | CaughtOffside
"Highly respected French source L'Equipe claim today that Chelsea will complete a deal to sign Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini before the end of the week."

-- L'Equipe is supposed to be relatively accurate with their articles. Let's hope it's not true.

West Ham to Make Move for Everton as Hammers Defender Looks Set for Newcastle United Switch | CaughtOffside
"Upton Park side fear loss of youngster and plan Goodison Park veteran swoop just in case."

-- Don't know what to think of this rumour since I see this article...

Everton offer Sylvain Distin one-year contract extension | guardian.co.uk
"Everton hope to thwart Sunderland's and QPR's interest in Sylvain Distin by persuading him to sign a one-year contract extension."

-- It looks like we offered him an extension and then there is this article...

Distin ready to pen new Everton deal | tribalfootball.com
-- It looks like he will sign according to this article. So not sure what to think. But I'm betting he'd most likely stay unless there's a significant pay raise anywhere else.

Everton defender Jagielka hails best form of his career - Goal.com
"Phil Jagielka believes his recent performances are some of the best of his career as he looks to help Everton push for a Champions League place."

-- What? Sorry Jags, but I don't agree.

Everton FC’S half-term report - Chester Chronicle
-- Some fan voting results and fan thoughts. Kind of interesting.